The Marching Spartans
The Broad Run Marching Spartans program is an award-winning ensemble that combines instrumental music with the visual effect of drill, formations, and pageantry. Our extra-curricular program is comprised of Winds (Brass & Woodwinds), Percussion (Battery & Front Ensemble), and Color Guard.
The Broad Run High School Band Boosters Assocaition (BRHSBBA) kicks off our season with a commitment night, which is being held on May 27th. This is a great opportunity to see the upcoming schedule from August through the first week in November, the home football schedule and tentative competition dates.
An annual fee is required for participation, which helps to offset the costs incurred for running Band Camp and the rest of the marching season. This fee will be announced shortly after Commitment Night and financial aid is available for students who qualify. A portion of our Marching Spartans participation fee ($25.00) provides parents with membership in the Broad Run High School Band Boosters Association (BRHSBBA). Families are asked to pay the $25 membership fee as a deposit to register for the Marching Spartans
New to Broad Run and not able to join until Band Camp in August? We will make every attempt to accommodate students who join us at Band Camp.
Our season kicks into high gear in August with mandatory Band Camp, a 3-week session where students practice marching fundamentals, set drill, add music and choreography, and ultimately learn their full show!
Once the school year begins, marching season is in full swing! Rehearsals are held throughout the week after school. Marching Band season runs concurrent with the football season, and the Marching Spartans provide direct support as a pep band during home games and also performs their field program during halftime. On Saturdays, we take the program to the competitive field, participating in marching band competitions that are held throughout the region.
Towards the end of the season, the Marching Spartans perform at a Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (VBODA) Assessment, where they will earn a rating (Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor) instead of a score. Achieving a Superior rating at Marching Assessments is the first step each year to being named a Virginia Honor Band.
To view the commitment night presentation for a brief overview of the marching band, please visit the link below (available after 5/27):
To view the entire band program calendar which has all rehearsal dates, football games and competitions, please visit Mr. Blanks' calendar below:
If you have any questions about the program or upcoming marching band season, please email Mr. Blanks here